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18th February, 2017 - 8:09 am
fibre optic and ethernet network cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

The Valuation Office Agency‘s imminent “revaluation” of business rates (due to take effect from the 1st April 2017) could do more harm than good to the roll-out of fibre optic broadband, not least by hitting BT and Virgin Media with a £1.3bn tax hike on existing infrastructure over the next 5 years. Read More..

17th February, 2017 - 2:26 pm
fiber optic cable blue

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

Around 900 businesses in Colchester (Essex, England) are slowly starting to gain access to a new “ultrafast” (1Gbps+) broadband network, which follows a Dark Fibre roll-out deal that was signed in September 2016 between Colchester Borough Council and an independent network operator. Read More..

17th February, 2017 - 1:53 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Openreach (BT) has announced a list of locations that will benefit from the next phase of their new “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology trial, which is one of the potential options for helping to deliver on the Government’s future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO). Read More..

16th February, 2017 - 2:15 pm
5g mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

Forget FTTC,, FTTH/P and other forms of fixed line “fibre broadband” connectivity. According to a new report from mobile operator O2, the economic benefits of future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will overtake “fibre” by 2026. Read More..

16th February, 2017 - 1:15 pm
warwicknet street cabinet broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has announced the imminent completion of 12 new Street Cabinets in Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire, England), which will be used to bring ultrafast capable fixed line broadband services to local business parks and industrial estates. Read More..

16th February, 2017 - 12:33 pm
united kingdom black map

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme has today announced that some 4,309,668 additional homes and businesses in the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their £1.6bn+ public investment. Read More..

16th February, 2017 - 10:38 am
mobile mast in a city uk at dusk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Earlier this week RootMetrics revealed their latest H2 2016 report into the performance of 4G Mobile operators (Three UK, O2, Vodafone and EE (BT)) across sixteen of the United Kingdom’s major cities. Today we’re able to publish a detailed table of the Mobile Broadband results (speeds). Read More..

16th February, 2017 - 7:49 am
Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 19 Comments

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2016 (Q4), which saw their broadband base grow by +48.8K in the quarter (down from +59.9K in Q3) to total 4,916,700 customers. Some 215,000 extra premises have also been added to their network coverage. Read More..

15th February, 2017 - 1:27 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 40 Comments

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband technology, has published its latest 2017 global ranking and once again the United Kingdom is nowhere to be seen. But good progress is being made. Read More..

15th February, 2017 - 12:58 pm
Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

Author: Mark Jackson | 23 Comments

The Chief Architect of Slovenian telecoms technology provider Iskratel, Simon Cimzar, has warned that DOCSIS based Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks (e.g. Virgin Media) need to “look past the latest cable upgrades” (DOCSIS 3.1) and go directly to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P). Read More..

15th February, 2017 - 11:58 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Supermarket giant ASDA has today signed a revised deal with BT, which for the first time will allow their ASDA Mobile service to make use of the EE’s faster 4G network via an extension of their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement. Read More..

15th February, 2017 - 10:34 am
asus dsl-ac88u router

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Technology firm ASUS has this week become one of the first major manufacturers to officially release a integrated wireless broadband router (DSLAC88U), which also offers integrated ADSL/VDSL2, WiFi speeds of up to 3167Mbps and will cost you a small fortune. Read More..

15th February, 2017 - 9:20 am
call centre fail

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The annual report from Ombudsman Services, which is one of Ofcom’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) handlers for consumer broadband, phone and mobile complaints, has revealed that UK people made 55 million complaints during 2016 and 13% were telecoms related. Read More..

15th February, 2017 - 7:53 am
bt openreach fibre optic broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The Norfolk County Council and Openreach (BT) have announced that £11 million of “new funding” has been committed to help boost the coverage of “high-speed broadband” across the rural county to 95% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2020. Read More..

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